Lake Martin

ALABAMA


Lake Level
483.86 FEET
2/23/2018
Full Pool: 491.0
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Mann, Sr., Huey Andrew

Opelika-Auburn News

Date: 2/22/2018 10:10:00 PM

(79) of Opelika passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. He was born on June 8th, 1938 in Alexander City, Alabama. He grew up in Opelika where he met and married the love of his life, Maxine Askew. The two were married 58 years ago where they raised

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Johnson, William "Big Will"

Opelika-Auburn News

Date: 2/18/2018 10:12:00 PM

Alexander City, Alabama; four sisters, Myrtis (Milford) Canady, Dorothy Black, Mary Glenn(Calvin) Stone, Dadeville, Alabama; Gloria Johnson, Bridge Port, CT; one sister-in-law, Lucille Johnson Dadeville, Alabama; 19 grandchildren, several great

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Harrold, Nelda Sue Pollard

Opelika-Auburn News

Date: 2/17/2018 10:12:00 PM

May 5, 1945 - February 15, 2018 Nelda Sue Pollard Harrold (Mimee), Age 72, of Dadeville, Alabama passed into her eternal life Thursday February 15, 2018 supported by family members after a fierce three and half year battle fighting a rare Bone Marrow

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Lake Martin Innovation Center businesses shine in competition

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 2/14/2018 6:35:00 AM

Two businesses housed inside of Alexander City’s business incubator, the Lake Martin Innovation Center, competed last Thursday in the Alabama Launchpad Auburn Regional Startup Competition. Beyond Home Care and JC Golf Info were two of nearly a dozen

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Local merchants, officials consider Elite Series a success for Alex City

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 2/13/2018 5:58:00 AM

One would expect Wind Creek State Park bode well too, but the park waived day entry fees for those attending the weigh-in. The park did well for the week of the Elite tournament especially with camping, however. “Things went well,” Wind Creek’s Alex

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Length: 880 Miles
• Surface Area: 41,150 Acres
• Volume: 1,622,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,984 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 41 Feet
• Length: 31 Miles
Lake Martin is a man-made reservoir located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama on the Tallapoosa River. It was formed by the construction of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. The Martin Dam powerhouse is used to generate hydroelectric power for the Alabama Power Company. Construction on Martin Dam began in 1923 and was completed in 1926, creating what was at that time the largest man-made body of water in the world. Originally known as Cherokee Bluffs for the geological formation upon which it was built (which erroneously recognized the historic indigenous people of the area), the dam was renamed in 1936 in honor of Thomas Martin, the then-president of Alabama Power Company.

One of the largest man made lakes in the United States, Lake Martin is a popular recreation area for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing. The Dixie Sailing Club operates on Lake Martin. Many waterfront neighborhoods and luxury homes are located on Lake Martin. The cities of Alexander City, Dadeville, and Eclectic are nearby.

Lake Martin hosts many events throughout the year, including fishing tournaments, a fireworks show on the Fourth of July, and the Alexander City Jazz Festival, an annual event every June in downtown Alexander City and at the Lake Martin Amphitheatre.

Lake Martin includes many popular attractions, including eagles nest, natural sand beaches, restaurants, camping areas and popular islands. The lake has several landmarks, such as the Kowaliga Bridge, and several marinas, but perhaps the most recognized landmark on the lake is Chimney Rock, a large rock formation that resembles a chimney. Chimney Rock is located several hundred yards away; the formation which most people call Chimney Rock is Acapulco Rock. The area was the Tallapoosa River gorge before Martin Dam was built, and the water is more than 150 feet deep. The spot is visited by thousands of boaters yearly, who park in front of "The Rock" to watch people climb up 60 feet and jump off into the water.

Lake Martin has become a weekend getaway for many of Birmingham, Montgomery and even Atlanta's elite.

Alabama has a lake of a similar name, the Logan Martin Lake on the Coosa River, but Lake Martin and Logan Martin Lake are not part of the same river system.
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